October 1, 2022

OPEN DISCUSSION OCTOBER 2022 Moderator Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

Read More Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science This thread has been created for thoughtful, rational discussion on subjects for which there are not currently any dedicated threads. Please note that our Comment Policy applies as usual. There is a link to this at the foot of the page. If you would like to …

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Anti-Hijab Iranian Activist Sentenced to Over Three Years Imprisonment P-admin Atheist Republic

Read More Atheist Republic The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Tehran handed down a verdict of more than three years to an Iranian women’s rights activist for protesting the hijab. Twenty-two-year-old Melika Qaragozlu has been sentenced to three years and eight months in jail and fined 8 million tomans (US$ 246.59) for protesting against the mandatory …

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Egypt Adds Sex Education Into Curriculum to “Stop Homosexuality” P-admin Atheist Republic

Read More Atheist Republic Egypt has decided to introduce sexual education courses into the primary education curriculum. Although on the surface, this may seem highly progressive for the middle-eastern country, its main aim is to stop the spread of “homosexuality.” Homosexuality is considered “deviant” behavior and extremely frowned upon in the country. On September 15, …

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Libyan Ex-Muslim Christian Sentenced to Death for Apostasy P-admin Atheist Republic

Read More Atheist Republic A young Ex-Muslim man who converted to Christianity was sentenced to death on September 4 under an “anti-apostasy” law by the Misrata Court of Appeal in Libya. The law condemning the man of apostasy is controversial in the country. According to the Middle East Concern (MEC), the man who converted to …

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Uprising in Iran: At Least 83 Killed & Over 1,200 Arrested P-admin Atheist Republic

Read More Atheist Republic Sparked by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini at the hands of the “morality police” on September 16, and despite an internet shutdown, widespread protests continue throughout Iran. Tehran legislator Mahmoud Nabavian calls the protests “riots” and says women that take off the mandatory headscarves are out to “prostitute themselves.” State …

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Over 75% of Evangelical Republicans Want to Make US a Christian Nation P-admin Atheist Republic

Read More Atheist Republic More than 60% of the Republicans in the U.S. support declaring the U.S. a Christian nation, a new study shows. The American Public Attitudes on Race, Ethnicity, and Religion study by the University of Maryland Critical Issues Poll says 61% of Republicans agree with “officially declaring the United States to be …

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What If Ancient Greek Humanism Had Prevailed? Nicole Scott Free Inquiry

In their “what-if” thought games, historians imagine the possible alternative paths history might have taken if at key turning points, often battles, the “other side” had won or things had happened a little differently. For example, what if the Christians had lost the skirmish at Tours in France in 732 CE that stemmed the Muslim …

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Religion for Thee, Not for Me: What Secularists Need to Understand about America’s Framers Nicole Scott Free Inquiry

“The Constitution, which contains no reference to God, is a purely secular document,” wrote historian Eric Foner in his book The Story of American Freedom (1998).     [1] In his book The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American (2019), Andrew Seidel expands on Foner’s point, demonstrating that the Constitution’s Framers consciously rejected biblical values in …

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The Manipulation of ‘Morality’: How Religion Co-Opts American Identity Nicole Scott Free Inquiry

More often than not, scripture is seen as a “moral” text that is central to another myth, the “American way of life.” The wholly spurious interpretation of this historically important text has been manipulated by those in power, and by those who seek it, so successfully that to preface any claim (however preposterous or contrary …

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